In Leeds there are currently 27,000 people living with and beyond cancer and around 4,109 new diagnoses every year. There are a number of challenges to address around smoking, obesity and other lifestyle factors which are thought to be responsible for 42% of cancer cases in the city.
Our ageing population is also putting pressure on our healthcare services and improvements in cancer care mean that more people are living longer with cancer and need ongoing support. While cancer outcomes are certainly improving, we still need to do more.
The aim of the Leeds Cancer Programme is to ‘Transform Cancer Services and Care across the City.’ By delivering four workstreams of high quality work, the programme aims to make significant changes to cancer rates and care in Leeds.
Some of our current projects include:
Please click here to watch a short film (7 minutes) on the Leeds Cancer Programme.